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Popular religions suggest extrapolated volition is non-existence and wireheading

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Sorry, I don't check this place often.

To some extent, I think what you described does happen for snippets of code that are largely the same, and which one might write all the time. For example, I can write a "Hello world" program while maintaining conversation. However, as soon as you ask me to wr...(read more)

> Programming is one of them. Even after doing it for decades, people are still as consciously engaged in it as they did in the beginning.

My experience disagrees with this. After about 20 years of experience with C/C++, I have internalized many of the aspects of programming in this language, whic...(read more)

It doesn't only work for me. It's how most people I know, who are into fitness, manage their weight. The "Calories In" part is not eating too much. The "Calories Out" part is maintaining your metabolism by eating small meals regularly, exercising, and eating lots of protein to gain and preserve musc...(read more)

> In particular, adding up the numbers on the labels of the things you eat is not a sufficiently accurate method of determining caloric intake,

If that's the case, why does it work?

I agree that calorie content of any particular meal is hard to measure accurately, but over time, the calorie conten...(read more)

Sorry for the late reply, I haven't checked this in a while.

> Please don't fight the hypothetical.

Most components of our thought processes are subconscious. The hypothetical question you posed presses a LOT of subconscious buttons. It is largely impossible for most people, even intelligent ones,...(read more)

I haven't checked this thread for a while, so sorry for the late reply.

You make it out as though diet by CI:CO is too difficult to be practical. Maybe it is, for people who can't track stuff to save their lives.

For me, it's been easy. When I'm dieting, I have a spreadsheet where I record the cal...(read more)

> Presumably the company in question could easily manufacture a whole bunch for itself and get a significant portion of the bitcoin market

They can get 100% of the mining and transaction fees market by snapping their fingers. Once they've made their initial investment into manufacturing the chip, t...(read more)

Congratulations. I revived this account, which I haven't used for years, just to downvote your crazy ass.

The evidence for the general principle - that weight change tracks the difference between calories eaten and calories expended - is overwhelming.

I have seen no fitness advice that suggests it...(read more)

> Then they will blast you and the pleasure machine into deep space at near light-speed so that you could never be interfered with. Would you let them do this for you? > > Most people say they wouldn't choose the pleasure machine.

Well, no wonder. The way the hypothetical scenario is presented evok...(read more)

I don't think the lack of scientists is the issue. The issue is others providing all the engineering and support that scientists need - to survive in the first place, and then to get science done.

If you want to continue your example of sacrificing a child, a more effective proposal would be to hav...(read more)